Clarence Ladd (1924 - 2014)

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Captain "Junior" Clarence A. Ladd, Jr.

Clarence A. Ladd, Jr., 90, the "greatest" retired tugboat captain of over 40 years, peacefully sailed from this life Sunday, June 22, 2014, heaven bound at the call of his Lord and Savior to be with him and reunite with his beloved wife of 68 years, Ms. Willow. Also, to receive that special tugboat he so believed God was building for him to run in heaven's blessed waters.
A lifetime resident formerly of Newport and St. Marks, FL and now of Crawfordville, FL. He was a devoted husband, loving and caring father, and a kind friend to all who met him. A larger than life "Giant" of a man who had such a passion for life was still very active and able to do all the things in life he had so much enjoyed.
Never slowing down or giving up, always busy and living his motto, "no grass growing under his feet."
He loved and enjoyed so many good years fishing, camping and gardening with his beloved wife and was still busy maintaining his yard proudly with the help of his prized tractor he called "his little jewel."

Those left to honor his legacy of love, endurance and cherished memories are his most loving, caring and devoted "sweet, smart little girl," Pamela Ladd-Conger; a loving daughter, Lisa Ladd; Papa's girl, Tea' Conger; special grandson, Tyler Ladd Everett and two beloved daughters and their children.

He is predeceased in death by his beloved wife, Willow G. Ladd and special son-in-law, Paul A. Conger.

We love you daddy and will miss you until we meet again. Thank you for your love and care, and being the greatest dad ever.

A private service was held in his honor and loving memory.

Tholley Taylor and Amber Miller of Bevis Funeral Home, Harvey-Young Chapel assisted the Ladd family with arrangements. (850-926-3333 or


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Published in Tallahassee Democrat on July 3, 2014
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